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event, with family and friends. it could be weeks before we know how the 27-year-old died. her big comeback last month didn't go so well. hln's dr. drew said that she needed more time outside of the spotlight to get her life together. >> what they need to do is drop out and not worry about their job. if many months or years before they return to something like touring for a musical performance. >> okay, let's talk quickly about the suspect in the norway killings, anders behring breivik. he reportedly admitted that he carried out friday rampage. he claimed that the attacks were necessary to combat the colonization of norway. he said that his son must be mentally ill. >> translator: i'll never have more contact with him. in my darkest moments. whether than killing those kids, he should have taken his own life. >>> now i'm going to put a monster sum on the money on the screen and i'm going to use the viewer discretion line. because the figure is shock ingly big. $130 billion. roughly the gross domestic product of new zealand. it's the amount of u.s. businesses will spend this year dur
&p said they need to do to keep the credit rating at triple-a. >> how big of a concern is that? even with the plans the credit rating might still be downgraded? >> it's a very big risk, anderson. there's two different events here and it's hard to keep them separated from each other. the first is getting the debt sealing lifted. that's the critical negotiation under way now. even if we get it lifted, eric's right. standard & poor's is saying even if you get it lifted it's how much you're willing to cut the deficits that they will really judge the triple-a rating of the united states on and if it's something less than $3 to $4 trillion in real cuts they're going to lower the credit rating of the united states for the first time in our history. we've had it since 1917 we've been triple-a. there's a growing sense at top levels here in washington that the chances of a credit rating downgrade is becoming more than just a possibility but moving towards a probability. >> april, for those who haven't been following this as closely as everybody in washington and a lot of other folks have been
is your chance to talk back on one of the big stories of the day. today's question is what would you tell congress to do about the debt limit? carol costello is joining us from washington. carol, i bet you're going to get a lot of folks weighing in on this one. >> i urge all of our facebook friends to keep it clean. that's my only request today. what is happening in washington is political gamesmanship at its worse. it's ugly and more than a little scary. the united states has never gone into default because past administrations and lawmakers have compromised. cnn contributor john avalon says lawmakers have raised the debt ceiling 77 times including 8 tooils times under ronald reagan and back in the day politicians weren't quite so macho. many insist on standing on principal even though most americans stand on the side of good old fashioned compromise. two-thirds of americans want the president and republicans to compromise, rather than stand up for their beliefs to get things done. wow. a break from part is anship. perhaps the happiest outcome of the president's speech last night was whe
to that. what i was thinking about today, in one sense, no. it doesn't matter which plan. a big investor think both plans are really band-aid plans and none of them deal significantly with what i like to call the big three. medicare, medicaid and social security. in the short material, either deal will probably be enough. really interesting this afternoon, when i was talking to an investor who had met with the ratings agency at standard & poors talking about the downgrade. could it raise interest rates the same way a potential default could. they said the boehner plan probably wouldn't hit the hurried tol prevent a downgrade. even if that was reached, you could still get a downgrade. it is unsure whether that would happen. the reid plan, even though a lot of the parts of that are seen by many as gimmicks, probably would pass that hurdle and you wouldn't get that immediate downgrade. that's an interesting distinction. >> stand by for a moment. i want to bring back kate and jessica. there is a harry reid plan and a john boehner plan. given the stakes involved, why not have these two gentle
said it was going to -- said it was going to. here's why it's such a big problem. because of speaker boehner, he said there's one major principle, you'll remember, jessica, as they moved forward to raise the debt ceiling, that the amount of the cuts be greater than the amount they raised the debt ceiling. and in this legislation right now is called for raising the debt ceiling by $900 billion, $850 billion, is less than $900 billion, so know that's a problem. policy aides are scrambling to try to rewrite the legislation to make their way forward. we know they're aiming for a vote tomorrow, but we don't know if they can promise it quite yet. we got a speaker from speaker boehner's spokesman, this coming from michael steele, in response, in reaction to the cbo, michael steele said we're here to change washington, no more spoke and mirrors or phantom cuts. we promised we'd cut more than the debt ceiling. as we speak, congressional, are looking at options to rewrite the legislation to meet our pledge. this is what can happen when you have an actual plan and submit all it really seemed to
no way, that they're not happy with what speaker boehner put forward for them? >> look, that is a big part of whatever takes place here, because they'rele really digging in. there's some house members who say no new taxes whatsoever, even on the wealthy americans, and the president saying that you need to get some kind of revenue here in order to make the system work for the long term health of the economy. that's very important. what can they come up with that can woo over those republicans who are being very clear about not wanting those taxes to go up. >> dan lothian, thank you. >>> all right. so the two plans on the table right, the democratic backed senator reid plan and the republican led plan from senator -- speaker boehner. let's begin with senator reid's blueprint, cuts $2.7 trillion over the next decade. a big piece is what senator reid calls the winding down of the wars in iraq and afghanistan. that will save $1 trillion. republicans have called that a gimmick, savings from wars that are winding down, even though by the way, the same savings were counted in some republican
is a big part of reason why. before i served in coming, i ran a small business in ohio. i was amazed at how different washington, d.c. operated than every other business in america. where most american businesses make the hard choices to pay their bills, live within their means, in washington, more spending and more debt is business as usual. i've got news for washington. those days are over. president obama came to congress in january and requested business as usual. he had another routine increase in the national debt but we in the house said, not so fast. here was a president asking for the largest debt increase in american history on the heels of the largest spending binge in american history. here's what we got for that massive spending binge. a new health care bill that most americans never asked for. a stimulus bill that is more effective in producing material for late night comedians than for producing job. a national debt that has gotten so out of hand, it sparked a crisis without precedent in my lifetime or yours. the united states cannot default on its debt obligations. the jobs
than slaughter dozens of people. >>> bp has a big turnaround. the company raked in more than $22 billion in profits for the quarter! >>> the debt, minute-by-minute, the nation inches closer to the brink of twault. the countdown less than seven full days before the federal government runs out of money and unable to pay its bills. in washington a stark message is delivered between the president and the speaker of the house. their parties are desperately divided and you and i are about to pay the price. we are covering all of the angles from wall street to the white house. ali velshi getting really creative and looking at the cost americans could face even before time officially runs out. of course, dan lothian with the politics and the posturing. ali, let's start with you. the markets open this hour, okay? how is the debt issue going to impact things today and the rest of the week? i know yesterday, you kept saying give me a little more time and i'll let you know when to worry but how many times can we say that? we are not worried yet. we are watching. i'm watching this every minut
at the white house that there shouldn't be another vote. that should wait until 2013. is that the big stumbling block right now? >>> senator reid said he clearly does not agree with boehner's approach. >> there are similarities, though.. >> some of the spending cuts, not all. both have this congressional committee that's going to be charge the with trying to identify deficit reduction. you can see how there could be conner tos. eric cantor, speaker boehner, other republican leaders have said frequently through this whole process, they do not think we should extend the debt ceiling. what we need to do is come together, compromise, get us through this period of imminent price sis where we don't want the country to default and then let's move on first of all to focus on the economy and jobs, but finish the job of deficit reduction in months ahead. the speaker of the house john boehner and the president are having very, very, i think, productive discussions about areas of potential common ground and we hope some of that work will provide the foundation for what congress does down the road here. >>
's also about whether or not the big rating agencies decide to downgrade the stellar aaa credit rating of this country. even if that happens, this is why it matters to you. let's start with your home. most people's biggest investment, what is likely going to happen in the case of default certainly and even in a downgrade is your mortgage rate is going to go up. experts say this isn't just a temporary issue. mortgage rates will go up for a significantly long period of time. that's going to affect you, more houses sit on the market, prices fall further. this hurts the already weak housing market. let's transition to college. your college loan, your savings for college. similar story. the interest rate on private college loans is going to go up, it's going to be harder for folks to necessarily get credit if credit starts to freeze. the only sort of silver lining to this is that a lot of people do have their student loans lined up for at least the next term. it also affects your car. if you have a car payment, and it's very similar to your mortgage payment, when you talk about your car, in
a government so big and so expensive it's sapping the drive out of our people and keeping our economy from running at full capacity. the solution to this crisis is not complicated. if you're spending more money than you're taking in, you need to spend less of it. there's no symptom of big government more menacing than this. we're up to the task. i hope president obama will join us in this work. >> all right. love that home-spun economics. the key is to make money through higher taxes. that's the other approach, the one that speaker boehner says is destined to fail. >> the president says we need a balanced approach which in washington means we spend more and you pay more. i mean run a small business? i know those tax increases will destroy jobs. the president is adamant that we cannot make fundamental changes to our entitlement programs. as the father of two daughters i know the programs won't be there for them unless significant action is taken now. >> the political wrangling. both obama and boehner were trying to get them to strike the deal. the sun has set on yet another day without agre
are looking for work and have been for some time, the spending binge going on in washington is a big part of the reason why. >> served in congress are ran a small business. i was amazed at how different washington, d.c. and every other business in america. most american businesses make the hard choices to pay their bills and live within their means. in washington, more spending and more dead as business issues will. i've got news for washington. those days are over. president obama came to congress in january and requested business is usual. another increase on the national debt, and the house said not so fast. he was the president asking for the largest increase in american history on the heels of the largest spending binge in american history. here is what we get for that massive spending binge. a new health care bill of most americans never ask for. stimulus bill was more effective in producing material for late night comedians and was in producing jobs. and a national debt that has gotten so out of hand that sparked a crisis without precedent the united states cannot in my lifetime a
is making sure they is the down and talk about their finances. that's a big huge discrepancy of income, how much is he going to contribute, she going to contribute, newly married, lot of conversations need to be had. >> or before you walk down the aisle. if you have questions for experts send us an e-mail any time. >>> debt he ceiling deadline is one week away, one week from the day we have been warned all financial hell can break lose unless washington increases the country's borrowing power. while plenty of bickering, there's no sign anyone is willing to compromise on a deal to increase the credit limit. this hour veterans groups simmoned to the white house to be briefed on what could happen to their ranks if the debt ceiling isn't raised. also a vote could come tomorrow on competing debt ceiling bills one proposed by harry reid and the other by the speaker of the house john boehner. right now i want to bring in jay powell. he served as treasury under-secretary under the first president bush." mr. powell great to have you on. just so set the stage, we've been talking a lot about debt ceil
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